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Virj Kan
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Virj Kan is an engineer, designer, and entrepreneur. Her work centers on building experiences that reshape human relationships with the environment and each other by elucidating the abstract information landscapes we exist in. She is the founder of Primitives Biodesign, a biotech startup that produces intelligent, biodegradable packaging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from plastics production and food waste. Utilizing biopolymers from nature, Primitives flexible films sense and respond to the environment – enabling food packaging to monitor quality, improve safety and return to the earth by breaking down into compost. Prior to founding Primitives, Virj designed IoT and mobile computing products at the Samsung Design Innovation Center and engineered 3D human-robot interfaces at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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